Some people are horrified by John Daly’s golf pants. This sort of thing amuses me. Ridiculous and intended to be offensive remarks like “visible from orbit” and the ever popular “You need sunglasses when you look at him/her” makes wearing bright colors, which I like anyway, even more fun. Of course you wouldn’t want to wear those pants to a business meeting but for playing golf or any other casual activity, why not?
Frankly, I don’t understand at all why some people have such outrageously negative reactions to bright colors. Of course I understand different people having different tastes. If you don’t like bright colors that’s fine but why act like it’s a crime against humanity for someone else to wear anything bright and cheerful? Apparently some people don’t understand different people having different tastes. Or maybe they were frightened by a clown when they were little and never got over it. Anyway, whatever. The more people complain the more I will enjoy wearing “eye-popping” colors.
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Speaking of bright colors… One day last week I was working on my current project and remarked to Number Two Son as he walked by that fabric marking pencils might be easier to see if they came in neon colors. On some fabrics none of the three standard colors, red, white and blue, show up clearly. (Red seems to be less common. Mostly I see just blue and white.) He smiled that slight, mischievous smile he has and said, “What if you were making a neon colored quilt?” Well, being a bit mischievous myself I responded, “Do you want a neon quilt?” and he said “I want a quilt so bright you don’t need a light to see it in the dark.”
I did not need that suggestion. I have too many ideas and plans already. But that’s going to stay in my head, nagging at me while I’m working on other stuff. I think true neon colors would be hard to find in quilting fabrics but you can get stuff that’s pretty bright. No rush on this one but maybe someday if I run out of other things to make…